Sinovac to build a vaccine production plant in Bogota, Colombia

The Chinese biopharmaceutical company, Sinovac, will allocate US$100 million for the construction of a vaccine production plant, which is part of a ten-year project that will begin in 2023.

Government of China donated COVID-19 vaccines to Grenada

On April 19, 2022, the COVID-19 vaccines donated by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) arrived at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in St. George, Grenada. The delivery ceremony was attended by Wei Hongtian, the Chinese Ambassador to China, along with Nickolas Steele, the Minister of Health and Social Security, who signed the certificate of delivery for the vaccines.

Greenlight for Zifivax vaccine in Colombia

The Chinese pharmaceutical company, Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products, has launched a new vaccine called Zifivax to combat COVID-19. According to the resolution published by Invima —the institution in charge of national health references— there are sufficient reasons to approve of vaccine, as it has proven to be effective against COVID-19.

Ecuador and its close relationship with Chinese pharmaceutical companies

Ecuador’s Health Minister, Ximena Garzón, is part of the delegation accompanying President Guillermo Lasso on his trip to China during the first weeks of February for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. The Ecuadorian minister will attend various meetings aimed at strengthening international cooperation, particularly in the area of public health.

Peru receives vaccine donation from China

Peru received a batch of more than one million doses of Sinopharm against the coronavirus, donated by the Chinese government, on November 13.

China makes the best of the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

Economic and political ties between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have significantly strengthened over the last decade. Throughout the developed world, particularly in the United States, perceptions of China have worsened significantly in the wake of the pandemic.

China donates vaccines to Ecuador

A batch of 500,000 vaccines (500,000) donated by China arrived in Ecuador on October 30 to reinforce the latter’s National Vaccination Plan. The CoronaVac vaccine shipment arrived at Quito’s “Mariscal Sucre” airport.

Conmebol donated Sinovac vaccines to Paraguay

Alejandro Domínguez, president of Conmebol, announced a donation of 30,000 Sinovac vaccines by Conmebol to the Paraguayan Ministry of Health as a sign of gratitude for the organization of the upcoming Women’s Libertadores Cup, with the exception of the final to be held at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo.

Ecuador and Colombia to vaccinate the 6- to 11-year-old population with Sinovac

Ecuador started vaccination against the virus for children between 5 and 11 years of age, with Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac. In Colombia, the Ministry of Health may initiate the vaccination of minors between 6 and 11 years of age —especially those belonging to vulnerable populations— with the Coronavac vaccine, developed by the Sinovac laboratory.

Chinese donation to Trinidad and Tobago in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

On October 9, the Chinese Government donated the equivalent of US$77,000 in laboratory supplies for Covid-19 testing to the Caribbean Public Health Agency based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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